NTSB Identification: ATL84LA288.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25236.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in WAYNESBORO, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3257U
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AND WAS FORCED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. PILOT SUGGESTED THAT HE MAY HAVE ALSO ENCOUNTERED POSSIBLE WIND SHEAR.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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